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Jews in Cuba in the Shadow of the Pandemic and Embargo

Sunday, January 16, 2022 14 Shevat 5782

11:30 AM

David Prinstein, President of the Jewish Communities of Cuba, will speak on the current state of the Cuban Jewish community, projects to maintain its people, and the unique history of this small yet indefatigable group.

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This event will take place on Zoom*. 


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Co-sponsored by Adas Israel Congregation

The challenges of the pandemic to the American Jewish community are well known. For the Cuban Jewish community, add pandemic-exacerbated food shortages, a collapsing medical system, power blackouts, and a lack of money due to a tightened US-led embargo.

The curtailing of flights from the US and other countries to Cuba led to a shortage of almost all common items, food stuffs, and medical supplies. Store shelves are bare. The Jewish community’s free pharmacies (which service both Jews and non-Jews) offered hard-to-find items that we take for granted like diapers, cough and cold medicines, Tylenol and aspirin, but now the shelves of the pharmacies are bare.

With a restoration of flights from the US and Europe to Cuba, and control of the virus with 95% of the population inoculated with Cuba's homegrown vaccine, there is now an opportunity bring in relief. David will speak not only to raise awareness and apprise the audience of the current situation, but also to raise funds for the Cuban Jewish community's pharmacies. Donate Here

Questions? Contact Devora Kimelman-Block.

*Zoom information will be sent in the registration confirmation email.

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